A NEW resource collating data and research on alcohol consumption and related harms on the island of Ireland has been launched.
Policy experts gathered in Belfast yesterday to consider the most effective measures to reduce the harm caused by alcohol.
Dublin has been selected as the location for the next Global Alcohol Policy Conference in 2020, the Department of Health in the Republic of Ireland confirmed today.
The conference is held every two years and this 6th conference has a theme of ‘Alcohol Equity and Global Health: the benefit of alcohol control for sustainable development for all’.
A review of Northern Ireland’s cross-departmental strategy to reduce the level of alcohol and drug-related harm has been published by the Department of Health.
The final review of the New Strategic Direction for Alcohol and Drugs
Phase 2 (NSD-2), which was launched in 2012, is available here.
The New Strategic Direction for Alcohol and Drugs Phase 2 (NSD-2) is a cross-departmental strategy led by the Department of Health, which aims to reduce the level of alcohol and drug-related harm in Northern Ireland. The overall aim of the review was to evaluate the impact of NSD-2 on its aims of preventing and addressing harm related to substance misuse in Northern Ireland.
The 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference took place from November 20th to 21st in Edinburgh, Scotland. Presentations were made on justice, health, gender, economics, youth and recovery by Government officials, as well as representatives from the World Health Organization, the European Commission and the academic sector.
Delegates heard how:
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has welcomed the latest publication of Northern Ireland’s Health Survey 2017/18 which release information on the health behaviours of the population.
The survey of 3,355 people aged 16 and over living in Northern Ireland gives an overview of lifestyle behaviours such as smoking, alcohol consumption and general health.
Some of the key findings include;
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) will present at the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference which is taking place in Edinburgh over the next two days.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a new report evaluating the implementation of recommendation for the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages to children within the European Region.
Evidence shows that the marketing of high fat high sugar (HFSS) foods has an impact on childhood obesity
The latest WHO evaluation report found;
Passage of Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is a critical moment in tackling alcohol-related harm in Ireland - Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Bill will help to unravel Ireland’s relationship with alcohol and tackle significant alcohol-related harms to individuals, families and society
The passage of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is a critical moment in Ireland’s relationship with alcohol, according to the Institute of Public Health in Ireland who has welcomed the Bill.
The legislation passed all stages of the Oireachtas last night (Wednesday) after more than 1,000 days. The Bill will now go to the Seanad for final considerations.